The Elewana Collection embraces the Slow Food Movement

Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. As part of our commitment to the movement we have introduced African fusion tapas lunches at Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs. Our Chef comes out to meet our guests and introduces each of the dishes. The food is fresh, varied and tasty, and uses locally sourced produce.

Slow food encourages people to eat local, sustainable and healthy food that is good for the environment while cutting down on imported products and therefore reducing our carbon footprint. Slow Food means living an unhurried life, taking time to enjoy simple pleasures, starting at the table and a way of saying no to the rise of fast food and fast life.

The global Slow Food Movement includes The Ark of Taste, which is an international catalogue of endangered heritage foods. The Ark is designed to preserve at-risk foods that are sustainably produced, unique in taste, and part of a distinct ecoregion. In Kenya examples include Ogiek honey, made by one of Kenya’s oldest tribes, living in the Mau Forest and other forests around Mount Elgon. Other examples include Vibere or amasoma, in Tanzania, a type of climbing yam that grows above the ground, though in some varieties, the tubers will grow both on the stem and underground and is not found for sale on the market, but cultivated in relatively low quantities for personal and family consumption and is also believed to have medicinal properties.

We embrace the Slow Food movement as it echoes what we stand for; the origin of the name Elewana is the Swahili word meaning “harmony”, a concept that underpins our company philosophy and influences the way we deliver unforgettable safari experiences. We continually strive to leave as little impact as possible on our surrounding environment, while creating a positive impact on local communities.